Building and Grounds Worker

General Information
OXFORD, MS 38655
United States
Employee Type  Non-Exempt FT
Job Category  Building and Grounds
Contact Information
Name  Taylor Gex Walhood
Phone  662-232-2313

Purpose of Position


To clean the buildings and grounds of the City of Oxford


Duties and Responsibilities


Supervision Received

            The Grounds Supervisor supervises this position.


Supervision Exercised

            The incumbent has supervisory responsibility over Grounds Workers.




  • Empty all garbage cans daily and take out trash
  • Vacuum all carpets daily
  • Sweep/mop lobby and all tile and marble floors
  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms daily
  • Clean glass on front entry and rear door daily
  • Sweep off front and back steps and remove trash
  • Remove trash and cigarette butts form sand in ashtrays
  • Clean kitchen daily
  • Mow lawn and weed-eat flowerbeds
  • Fertilize grass and trees
  • Trim tree branches
  • Plant trees
  • Trim hedges
  • Clean interior of building
  • Set-up and tear-down tables and chairs for coordinated events




  • Perform other duties as directed
  • Maintain the interior and exterior of Conference Center buildings as directed
  • Dust and polish furniture as needed


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities





Proper grammar and proper use of English in speaking and writing

OSHA standards and regulations concerning employee safety

Federal and state statutes concerning the work of the department

Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication


Skills and Abilities:

Work autonomously

Meet specified or required deadlines

Communicate effectively with residents, elected officials, other City employees, etc.,


Deal with others in a professional manner

Maintain professional composure in heated situations

Follow departmental and City policies and procedures


Special Requirements


Valid Mississippi Driver License


Tools and Equipment Used


Indoors tools and equipment consists of push mops, brooms, dusters and sweepers. Outdoors equipment consists of seeders, weed eaters, mowers. Trimmers, etc.


Physical Demands


Physical work involved with this position includes, but is not limited to, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and bending.


Work Environment


The Building and Grounds Worker is a full-time permanent position in the Building and Grounds

Department.  The immediate supervisor for this position is the Building and Grounds Superintendent.  The Building and Grounds Worker works regular hours year-round with occasional overtime.  There is some evening, night and weekend work for this position. The work for this position is in and outdoors.  There is no exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials. The person in this position is supervised on a daily basis. The stress level associated with this position is low.


Selection Guidelines


Formal application, rating of education and experience; Oral interview and background investigation; and job related tests may be required.


The duties listed above are intended to be used only as an illustration of various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job may change.